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May 25, 2022


Shelby County Criminal Investigation – WOW Part II

Shelby Co. (ECWd) As explained in Part I, the ISP has now produced numerous unredacted copies of records from the criminal investigation containing information the public needs to know. We plan on publishing them all along with a video discussion about the contents, but wanted

Shelby County Criminal Investigation – WOW!

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – We filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the ISP and the AG a while back regarding records they withheld pertaining to the completed criminal investigation the ISP conducted in Shelby County.  The ISP has now produced numerous unredacted copies

Newly Hired Shelby County Highway Engineer Submits Resignation Letter

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – Steve DeWitt, the newly hired Shelby County Highway Engineer has submitted his notice of resignation.  While his contract requires a 60-day notice, he has indicated in his letter that he would entertain the discussion with the County Board to an earlier

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Dolton Mayoral Recall Referenda Remain On Ballot –

Dolton, IL. (ECWd) – During today’s Hearing, Cook County Judge Karkula issued an abeyance (stay) of his previously issued Emergency Temporary Restraining Order, which was initially issued Tuesday, May 17, 2022, to order the circuit clerk to not certify the referenda for the ballot. Attorney

Shelby County Sheriff Payroll – Part III Of The Truth

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – Part I and II of this series can be read by clicking this link and this link. In light of the response published by former employee Missy Haynes of the Sheriff’s Office who wants your vote to be in charge of

Crawford County Airport Authority Sees Third Resignation From Board –

Crawford Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Crawford County Airport Authority has finally come around to compliance with state law, the Airport Authorities Act. Robert Quick, the now-former airport authority commissioner, followed Greg Nye and Tyler Devonshire in resigning as commissioners of the Crawford County Airport

State’s Attorney Ignored AG’s Inquiry; Violated FOIA –

Madison Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has issued a determination that the Madison County State’s Attorney did not demonstrate it conducted an adequate search for public records requested under the Freedom of Information Act. The AG asked the Board